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Mr. Mahon from Ewa Beach HI is requesting Educational Kits & Games through DonorsChoose, the #1 classroom funding site for teachers.

Small Step into Space Exploration

My students need rocket engines, altitude trackers, and other supplies to get them excited to learn about space exploration.

  • $495 goal

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My Students

My students are 8th graders at a small intermediate school located near Pearl Harbor in Oahu. Over half the students receive free or reduced price lunches and about 15% are English Language Learners.

My students are very energized by labs (last semester I made an announcement that we would be doing a lab during the next class, which resulted in a big 'hurrah' from the class).

I want to maximize this enthusiasm by upgrading and expanding the labs that my class performs. This request will make sure that I will be able to continue these fun labs and hopefully expand into new labs.

My Project

I will be teaching Space Science for the first time this school year and I want to get the students excited about the topic. One of the best labs for this topic is to have the students construct and launch Estes Rockets - it illustrates the various physic laws affecting space travel. Aerodynamics, nozzle construction, impulse, gravity, and orbital motion are all illustrated when learning about model rockets. The prospect of launching rockets will get the students very excited about learning this interesting topic.

I was lucky to get a number of rocket kits and launch apparatus from another teacher, but I need rocket engines, construction glue, and altitude measuring tools to complete the project.

I hope you can help me get this project off the ground!

Mr. Mahon
Grades 6-8
Half of students from low‑income households

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
Estes Model Rocket Engine, Model A8-3, Pack of 24 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $71.86 2 $143.72
Estes Model Rocket Engine, Model 1/2 A3-4T, Pack of 24 • Carolina Biological Supply Company $62.32 2 $124.64
Estes AltiTrack Altitude Tracker • Amazon Business $19.99 2 $39.98
Elmer's Liquid School Glue, Washable, Pack of 12 • Amazon Business $12.00 1 $12.00
Testors 3509C Testors Plastic Cement Value Pack • Amazon Business $5.17 2 $10.34

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